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Holocaust survivor recalls her ordeal

The atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Second World War were revisited on Tuesday as the UN observed the International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust.

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Civilians continue to be in line of fire in Syria

The call to end indiscriminate employment of weapons in populated areas of Syria has continued to be ignored, according to a UN top humanitarian official.

Kyung-wha Kang, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, was speaking on Wednesday at the Security Council.

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Holocaust victims remembered at UN

Racism and discrimination at any level should not be tolerated because it can be a foundation for atrocities.

That’s according to Charlotte Cohen, a youth adviser to the United Kingdom Holocaust Commission.

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Farmers in Malawi in urgent need of help after heavy flooding

Devastating floods in Malawi have left thousands of farmers without crops and livestock according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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“Intensify surveillance” to beat Ebola says new health chief

The surveillance of outbreaks of the Ebola disease in West Africa needs to be intensified if the deadly virus is to finally be beaten, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new re

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Child soldiers in South Sudan released from army

Around 3000 child soldiers in South Sudan are scheduled to be released from fighting, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The children were recruited by the South Sudan Democratic Army's Cobra Faction.

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Gas car supporters manoeuvre into global energy debate

A growing global population means there are likely to be far more than the 850 million vehicles on the roads now, with an even greater demand for fuel than today.

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El Salvador promotes human rights for LGBTI community

The rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in El Salvador are being highlighted as a result of a campaign supported by the UN Human Rights Office (

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Stability maintained across Israel/Lebanon “Blue Line”

The maintenance of peace across the so-called “Blue Line” that separates Lebanon from Israel has been highlighted as one of the country’s greatest achievements of the past three years by the UN’s former senior official in Lebanon.

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Civilians in Ukraine recovering after rocket attack

Civilians affected by an attack on the city of Mariupol in Ukraine are receiving vital support from the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

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